October 31

Chipper and Chirpy


I performed this evening in front of a small group of complete and utter strangers.

And obviously I survived to tell the tale.

Eschewing my operatic Italian piece (“act Julia Child meets Miss Piggy, diva style” my instructor said) . . . I performed my favorite, the “Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted”. I played peppy, I threw all means of gestures, and it wasn’t my best, but I didn’t fall on my face, either.

So that is that.

A group of moms who loved the movie were extra complimentary. One asked what my name was, then responded “No, honey it is GISELLE.” (The character who sings the song.). As I escaped to the car, another walked up beside me and said she would never have expected that sort of sound to come out of me.


We could take that with allllll varieties of gourmet sea salt. But . . . I think it was a compliment. Unassuming shy Prozac Poster Girl goes chipper and chirpy.

So . . . Now I’ve conquered that. Check.

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October 26

Unexpected Cuisine

We buy a lot on Amazon. There’s the Subscribe and Save, but there’s also the spur of the moment randoms. Thanks to our Prime membership, if we are feeling lazy, or if we can get a much better deal on something . . . . . . Well, we get a lot of Amazon deliveries. […]

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October 24

Minion on a Mission

  I know, I know.  You have given up on me because I have basically fallen off of the planet.   But here, cute baby picture.  That shall distract you and make up for the absence, right? Yes.  He is sitting up all over the place, frequently crashing his head down onto the floor — […]

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October 18

More Minion Milestones

In this very short time since the last blog, Minion is sitting up. And he is sitting up all over the place, for a huge chunk of the day.   We’re also about one inch away from crawling.

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October 9


Last night as I was putting Minion in his sleepsack, a spider slid down between our faces, from one of the leaves of his mobile. Nope. The past two mornings, I’ve been woken up around eight (a crime in itself) by a scrambling and scratching coming from my bedroom ceiling and behind the walls. A […]

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October 8

Minion Milestones

(Yes, yes, two posts in one day . . . Amazin’ Fruit.) 1.  We now definitely have a tooth. I attempted to entertain him while sitting around the car service lounge, by sticking my pinky into his mouth.  Instead of gumming it as usual . . . there was sharp gnawing so intense I thought […]

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October 8

Mercedes GLA

The GC had a recall visit due today.  Headliner fire risk. Back when we bought the first GC (2011) we started reading about them on the owner forums.  Now that a formal recall actually happened, we were due for a one hour appointment. Knobby was told one hour when he made the appointment, because they’d […]

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October 5

Cheaper Then

I seem to have been thinking . . . Recently, and frequently . . . About The Good Old Days. I think about vehicles. About how when my father traded me my little 1995 Honda Civic, for a one year old 2002 Jetta. I had loved the new design of that little chug-a-chug, especially the […]

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September 23

The Song Remains

This kid. You put out all these mats, all these blankets, all these cushy minky things for your child to play comfortably on . . . . . . and where does he insist on spending every waking moment? The hard, cold, fake wood floor. (And reworking his daddy’s soldering projects while he’s at it.) […]

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September 22

This Time

Sorry things still haven’t gotten up and running.  I need to recap the Harry Potter part of our Disney vacation, but never can get myself in the mood to do so. Did you go order or find a LAFCO candle to try the other day?  I am still in love with mine.  There is a […]

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